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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2025 By Roy Kamphausen et al.
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I’m pleased to introduce The Chinese People’s Liberation Army of 2025 which is the 2014 edition of an ongoing series on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) co-published by the... More > Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), and the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM). This volume builds on previous volumes and identifies potential trajectories for PLA force modernization and mission focus, and how these potential changes could impact external actors. This volume is of special relevance today in light of the profound changes occurring within the PLA. I have spent a considerable amount of my professional career in the Western Pacific and, during that time, I’ve seen first-hand the rapid expansion of the size and capability of the PLA as it pursues a long-term, comprehensive military modernization program in support of China’s more assertive regional strategy. China’s desire to develop a military commensurate with its diverse interests and economic power is both...< Less
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army And Information Warfare By Larry M. Wortzel et al.
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On November 23, 2013, China’s Ministry of National Defense spokesman announced that a new air defense intercept zone (ADIZ) will be established by the government to include the Diaoyu, or... More > Senkaku Islands. Sovereignty over these islands is disputed by Japan, China, and Taiwan. The new ADIZ also included a submerged rock that falls inside overlapping Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) claimed by China, Japan, and South Korea. Pundits and policy analysts quickly engaged in a broad debate about whether China’s expanded ADIZ is designed to create tension in Asia, or is part of a broader plan to impose a new definition of China’s territorial space in the Asia-Pacific region. Meanwhile, to deal with cyber penetrations attributed to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and State are devising new means to protect intellectual property and secrets from the PLA’s computer network operations.< Less
The People's Liberation Army and contingency planning in China By Andrew Scobell et al.
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How will China use its increasing military capabilities in the future? China faces a complicated security environment with a wide range of internal and external threats. Rapidly expanding... More > international interests are creating demands for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to conduct new missions ranging from protecting Chinese shipping from Somali pirates to evacuating citizens from Libya. The most recent Chinese defense white paper states that the armed forces must “make serious preparations to cope with the most complex and difficult scenarios . . . so as to ensure proper responses . . . at any time and under any circumstances.” Based on a conference co-sponsored by Taiwan’s Council of Advanced Policy Studies, RAND, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and National Defense University, The People’s Liberation Army and Contingency Planning in China brings together leading experts from the United States and Taiwan to examine how the PLA prepares for a range of domestic, border, and maritime...< Less
Assessing The People’s Liberation Army In The Hu Jintao Era By Roy Kamphausen et al.
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It is my pleasure to introduce this 2013 publication by the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), and the United States Pacific... More > Command, focusing on A Retrospective of the People’s Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era (2002-12). The papers in this book provide a valuable and insightful review of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) many impressive advances over the past decade. Solid scholarship on changes taking place in the PLA helps us understand how the Chinese view the employment of military power to support broader policy aims. A historical review of patterns and developments in training, operations, acquisitions, and political military relations can greatly assist that understanding. The outstanding work in this jointly sponsored study is an important contribution toward this end. This volume provides unique insights into the PLA’s achievements over the span of Hu Jintao’s tenure...< Less
The Lessons Of History: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army At 75 By Laurie Burkitt et al.
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With the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China celebrating their 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and timely to take stock of the world’s largest... More > military. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has officially been in existence for three-quarters of a century, and its history is one filled with turmoil and warfare. One weekend in September 2002, a group of PLA specialists gathered at Carlisle Barracks, the home of the U.S. Army War College, to assess what lessons China’s soldiers had drawn from the history of their own armed forces. This volume constitutes the final product of months of extensive research by the individual authors and hours of intense discussion at the 3-day conference by approximately 50 participants. The conference was sponsored jointly by the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the U.S. Army War College. It is with great pleasure that I commend this book to anyone with a serious interest in the Chinese military.< Less
Volume 6554, Tanks in the People's Liberation Army --- Tantilla By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 6554, Tanks in the People's Liberation Army---Tantilla Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the... More > inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
Right Sizing The People’s Liberation Army: Exploring The Contours Of China’s Military By Roy Kamphausen et al.
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The U.S. Army War College and the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) are two organizations with which I have a strong connection. I was in the class of 1976 at Carlisle and I currently serve on... More > the Board of NBR where I am closely aligned with the Strategic Asia Program. As such, I was quite pleased when the NBR joined the continuing efforts of the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute to study developments in China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as cosponsors of the 19th PLA Carlisle Conference from October 6-8, 2006. Right-Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military is the ninth volume in this series published by the Strategic Studies Institute and represents the collective scholarly efforts of those who contributed to the 2006 conference. The book addresses how the leadership of China and the PLA view what size of PLA best meets China’s requirements.< Less
Shaping China’s Security Environment: The Role Of The People’s Liberation Army By Andrew Scobell et al.
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This is the eighth volume on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to be published by the Strategic Studies Institute. It is the product of a conference held at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania,... More > from September 23-25, 2005, to examine the PLA and the global security environment in which it operates. This gathering was the 18th in a series of annual conferences on China’s PLA. I have been privileged to be involved with and/or attend most of these gatherings over the years. At the 2005 conference, I was honored to deliver the keynote address in which I offered some of my insights and observations about China derived from a lifetime of living in or working on the Middle Kingdom. More than 50 experts on China participating in this conference provided critical comments and guidance on the initial drafts of the chapters included in this volume.< Less
Return 2 Earth: Liberation Force By Lawrence Johnson Sr.
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They thought it was all over. For six years the people of New Earth were making a better life for themselves when suddenly our heroes from Escape 2 Earth, Matt, Will and Art receive a distress signal... More > from the millions of Bottom Dwellers on Old Earth! Taz, the son of the evil tyrant Rotart has begun enslaving the humans who stayed behind. Once again it is up to Matt, Will and Art to defeat their new enemy and rescue the society of Bottom Dwellers on Old Earth before it’s too late. This time it will be more difficult. With disagreement among the world’s leaders and a menacing traitor in the midst of the Planetary Alliance, the largest rescue mission in the history of mankind is underway. Who is the traitor? Are Matt, Will, and Art clever enough to defeat Taz and the Otarian army? Who will not survive this deadly mission? And will those left behind on old Earth gain liberation from the treacherous tyrant? Find out in the sequel to Escape 2 Earth. SEE - ESCAPE 2 EARTH - 2012 (Book one in the series)< Less
Colombian Army Adaptation To Farc Insurgency By Thomas Marks & Strategic Studies Institute
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Insurgency is a political campaign to mobilize the disaffected and the dispossessed into an alternative society. Until it can actually liberate areas openly, this takes the form of covert... More > infrastructure. Always, unless the insurgents are incompetent—which does happen with startling regularity—their ultimate goal in deploying power is to create and safeguard the alternative to the society that they are creating.1 Governments, faced with violence directed at the system, initially go after that which they can see, insurgents with weapons, leaving the infrastructure virtually alone to grow and become ever more deadly. The forces of the state thus normally seek to “close with and destroy the enemy,” while the insurgents continue the process of successively dominating areas. What makes it so difficult for systems to see their way clear to an accurate appreciation of the situation is that the people in positions of authority are those who often have benefited from the status quo.< Less

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